Cheap "good" used lumber in KY?


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Old 04-25-08, 10:29 PM
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Cheap "good" used lumber in KY?

I really can't afford the prices for new lumber at places like Lowes, and am wondering if there is cheaper lumber (even if at a slightly lower quality) I can buy in the Kentucky, say near Georgetown or Lexington? I want to build a fence for my 2 acres, fence in my large garden and start building some chicken coops.

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Old 04-26-08, 04:08 AM
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Find a building that is being torn down and see if you can salvage the lumber. This would keep the lumber out of the land fill. Good luck with your projects.
 
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Old 04-26-08, 05:06 AM
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You may also go to a lumber mill and ask for some of their culls. I live near one, and they even have black locust logs laying out front. I asked why, and they say the black locust will tear up their saws. It is waste to them. Ideal for fence posts. They will last for a century. The culls will be rough cut and will not be dried, so be prepared to stack them for a season or they will warp on you.
 
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Just bumping it for more ideas
 
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Talk to the folks at Pine Mountain Lumber Company.
 
 

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